I’ve been finishing up project so I am a little late updating the blog, but the entries are going to come fast and furious now. And maybe I will once again secure the bottom spot on the most blogs list. So this gate is going to be attached to a steel tube frame and needs a crossbeam along the top. I could have cut this part several steps ago but it just seemed to work out this way. I learned awhile ago that it is easier to rip the beam to fit the dado just like cutting a tenon to fit a mortise. Also, by doing it in this order, I was able to place the panel in the frame and set the depth of cut so the crossbeam would press against it. This, along with the inner stays, keep the panel in place.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com